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Madron Clootie Well A clootie well is a well or spring, usually with a tree growing beside it, with supposed magical healing powers. Back in the day sick or injured people would make pilgrimages to the site and bathe naked in the waters then circumnavigate the well three times before resting on a nearby hill. A strip of cloth would then be torn from their clothes and tied to a nearby tree, the belief being that as the cloth deteriorated so would the ailment.

Madron Clootie Well A clootie well is a well or spring, usually with a tree growing beside it, with supposed magical healing powers. Back in the day sick or injured people would make pilgrimages to the site and bathe naked in the waters then circumnavigate the well three times before resting on a nearby hill. A strip of cloth would then be torn from their clothes and tied to a nearby tree, the belief being that as the cloth deteriorated so would the ailment.

Lindisfarne Mead - originally made by the monks on the island of Lindisfarne - the Northumberland Coast Path, St Oswald's Way & St Cuthbert's Way

Lindisfarne Mead

Lindisfarne Mead - originally made by the monks on the island of Lindisfarne - the Northumberland Coast Path, St Oswald's Way & St Cuthbert's Way. Visited here for the day wonderful day, had a drink of this mead.

Madron Clootie Well A clootie well is a well or spring, usually with a tree growing beside it, with supposed magical healing powers. Back in the day sick or injured people would make pilgrimages to the site and bathe naked in the waters then circumnavigate the well three times before resting on a nearby hill. A strip of cloth would then be torn from their clothes and tied to a nearby tree, the belief being that as the cloth deteriorated so would the ailment.

Madron Clootie Well A clootie well is a well or spring, usually with a tree growing beside it, with supposed magical healing powers. Back in the day sick or injured people would make pilgrimages to the site and bathe naked in the waters then circumnavigate the well three times before resting on a nearby hill. A strip of cloth would then be torn from their clothes and tied to a nearby tree, the belief being that as the cloth deteriorated so would the ailment.

My sisters Anne, Beth and I visited the Isle of Iona, Scotland, in the summer of 2004 and the Abbey community there.  A remote, lovely place where the veil between earth and heaven is very thin.

My sisters Anne, Beth and I visited the Isle of Iona, Scotland, in the summer of 2004 and the Abbey community there. A remote, lovely place where the veil between earth and heaven is very thin.

Robin Hood's Tree at the Sycamore Gap at Hadrian's Wall. #England

Sycamore tree in Hadrian's Wall, made famous in the movie 'Robin Hood - Prince of Thieves', starring Kevin Costner and Morgan Freeman

Can I go here please?

Open plains countryside At dusk sunset with a wooden fence on a farm with wikdower grasses and a chestnut horse

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